Botanical Name: Achillea 'Heidi'
Common Name: Heidi Yarrow  
Plant photo of: Achillea 'Heidi'
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Water Saving Tip:

Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

You can reduce your water use 20-50% by regularly checking the soil before watering.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Grey Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

English Cottage, Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Perennial Border, Shrub Border, Foundation, Parking Strip


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Filler, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant, Naturalizing, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Butterflies

Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: El Nativo Growers, Inc.
  • Description

  • Notes

'Heidi' is a yarrow cultivar with clumps of aromatic, grey-green foliage and pastel rose flowers, fading to pale-pink and creamy yellow. It is compact, growing only about 18 inches tall and wide (though it still has a tendency to spread, as do most yarrow). Use in a cottage-style border or parkstrip.
Many different cultivars of Yarrow are available, with different flower colors, including yellows, reds, peaches, and pinks. Yarrow makes a good ground cover when mowed, and tolerates a fair amount of foot traffic. Divide in the spring every few years as the centers can sometimes melt out. Grow in full sun to part shade in well drained soils. Tolerates clay soils. Yarrows are best not planted next to slower-growing and smaller perennials, as they may overtake and overwhelm them.